Custom Memory Bears


A Custom Memory Bear is a handcrafted textile bear created from material you provide to preserve the memories of a meaningful moment or to remember someone special to your heart. Custom Memory Bears by BearHugs are handmade, have movable joints, covered buttons, and are unique. No two bears are alike, just as our memories are one-of-a-kind and special to each of us. The handcrafting adds to the charm. Custom Memory Bears, standing at approximately 15 inches (11 inches sitting), are designed to "preserve memories one stitch at a time". Our expert Memory Bear Designer will work with you to create your Custom Memory Bear.

Custom Memory Bears by BearHugs make meaningful, loving gifts!



Patchwork consists of hand cut strips or squares of clothing sewn together to create your Custom Memory Bear.  Neckties and/or multiple clothing items can be patchworked together to create an one-of-a-kind Memory Bear.

Heirloom Hug


A Heirloom Hug preserves your beautiful wedding gown.  A relatively small portion of your gown is used to handmake these memory bears. The remainder of your gown is returned to you. High quality threads and careful attention to detail make Heirloom Hugs a keepsake forever. Add an embroidered paw with your wedding date for extra personalization.  


Choice of Size


Original Custom Memory Bear 

Measures 15 inches standing (11 inches sitting)

Texas Sized Custom Memory Bear

Measures 20 inches standing (15 inches sitting)

Huge Hug Custom Memory Bear

Measures 28 inches standing (21 inches sitting)

Personalized Paw


Add embroidery and/or applique to the paw of your Memory Bear. Names, dates, phrases, song titles, and hearts are examples that can be added to capture the memory you are preserving.

How to Order a Custom Memory Bear

Important To Consider

Custom Memory Bears are handcrafted. This means time is required to accomplish all specialized, artistic, textile bears. There is no mass production, nor any heavy machinery used. Needles, threads, scissors, skill, patience and attention to detail are used to create your Custom Memory Bear. Every single bear by BearHugs takes on a unique and distinctive personality as each face is hand-stitched. The bears are produced by hand, therefore will have characteristics of handcrafting. If you are looking for machine producing precision, BearHugs is not for you. If you value individual attention resulting in a one-of-a-kind, unique, and custom bear, then BearHugs is perfect for you!

Please allow time for handcrafting to occur. If gifting a Custom Memory Bear, please place your order early in relation to your deadline date. Holidays tend to be very busy times and completion times will reflect this. BearHugs will communicate with you as to your anticipated completion time frame. Typically, Custom Memory Bears will be ready for you in approximately 6-8 weeks. However, completion times vary based on the number of orders ahead of you. Custom Memory Bears by BearHugs are crafted and completed in the order the clothing and deposit are received. 

All Custom Memory Bears are designed, crafted and sewn in The United States of America.

The Process

  • Complete the Contact Form describing your interest in a Custom Memory Bear.
  • BearHugs will communicate through email to make arrangements for transfer of your precious clothing items to BearHugs. Items can be mailed to BearHugs or a personal meeting can be scheduled in Katy, Texas. Details will be in the email.
  • Deposit ($40.00) can be made in person at your scheduled meeting with cash, check, or credit card. If mailing items, deposit can be paid by using the Deposit Option in the BearHugs Online Store with paypal or a debit/credit card.
  • Design of your Custom Memory Bear will be discussed at our in-person meeting or through email, text, or phone if you are unable to meet in person.
  • Estimated Completion Date will be given to you by BearHugs.
  • Your Custom Memory Bear will be handcrafted by BearHugs.
  • BearHugs will notify you when your Custom Memory Bear is complete.
  • Arrangements will be made for local pick up or for shipment.
  • Remaining balance is due at the time of completion. If shipping charges apply, the charges will be added into the final balance due.
  • Cherish your precious Custom Memory Bear.

BearHugs Reserves the Right to use photographs of clothing and completed Custom Memory Bears 



BearHugs is happy to ship your completed Custom Memory Bear wherever you wish, however, all shipping fees are not included. Shipping & Handling charges will be added to the final balance due.   

Arrangements can always be made for Personal Pick Up in Katy, Texas.